# Mathematics Test: Percentage and Profit/Loss

At what percentage above the cost price must an article be marked so as to gain 33% after allowing a customer a discount of 5%
48%
43%
40%
38%
If I gain 70 paisa on Rs. 70, what is my gain per cent?
10%
7%
9%
1%
In what time will Rs.500 give Rs.50 as interest at the rate of 5% per annum simple interest?
2 years
3 years
4 years
5 years
What price should a shopkeeper mark on an article costing him Rs.153 to gain 20% after allowing a discount of 15%?
Rs.162
Rs.184
Rs.216
Rs.224
Successive discount of 10%, 12% and 15% amount to a single discount of:
35.28%
36.68%
37%
None of these
Which of the following multipliers will cause a number to be increased by 25.3%?
12.53
125.3
1.253
1253
When the price of radio was reduced by 20%, its sale increased by 80%. What was the net effect on the sale?
44% increase
44% decrease
66% increase
75% increase
In a certain store, the profit is 320% of the cost. If the cost increase by 25% but the selling price remains constant, approximately what percentage of the selling price is the profit?
30%
70%
100%
250%
If two number are respectively 20% and 50% of a third number, what is the percentage of the first number to the second?
10
20
30
40
The ratio of the prices of two houses A and B was 4 : 5 last year. This year, the price of A is increased by 25% and that of B by Rs.50,000. if their prices are now in the ratio 9 : 10, The price of A last year was:
Rs. 3,60,000
Rs.4,50,000
Rs.4,80,000
Rs.5,00,000
If a certain sum of money becomes double at simple interest in 12 years, what would be the rate of interest per annum?
8 1/3
10
12
14
A shopkeeper sells two radios at Rs.1540 each. On one he gain 12% and on the other he loses 12%. What was the net result of the sale of both the radios?
No loss no profit
Gain of Rs.165
Loss of Rs. 45
Gain of Rs.45
Two equal sums were borrowed at 8% simple interest per annum for 2 years and 3 years respectively. The difference in the interests was Rs. 56. The sums borrowed were:
Rs.690
Rs.700
Rs.740
Rs.780
A piece of cloth costs Rs.35. If the length of the piece would have been 4 m longer and each metre costs Re.1 less, the cost would have remained unchanged. How long is the piece?
14 m
10 m
12 m
9 m
A horse and a carriage together cost Rs.8,000. If by selling the horse at a profit of 10% and the carriage at a loss of 10% a total profit of 2.5% is made, then what is the cost price of the horse?
Rs.3,000
Rs. 3,500
Rs.4,000
Rs. 5,000
In a co-educational school there are 15 more girls than boys. If the number of girls is increased by 16% there would be nine more girls than boys. What is the number of student in the school?
140
125
265
255
A shopkeeper allows a discount of 10% on his goods. For cash payments, he further allows a discount of 20%. Find a single discount equivalent of the above offer.
30%
18%
28%
15%
A sum of money becomes eight times in 3 years if the rate is compounded annually. In how much time the same amount at the same compound interest rate will become sixteen times?
6 years
4 years
8 years
5 years
A loss of 19% gets converted into a profit of 17% when the selling price is increased by Rs.162. find the cost price of the article.
Rs.450
Rs. 600
Rs. 360
Rs. 540
Two-third of one-seventh of a number is 87.5% of 240. What is the number?
2670
2450
2205
1470
The digit at unit’s place of a two-digit number is increased by 100% and the ten’s digit of the same number is increased by 50%. The new number thus formed is 19 more than the original number. What is the original number?
22
63
24
None of these
A machine is sold at a profit of 10% . Had it been sold for Rs. 80 less, there would have been a loss of 10% The cost price of the machine is :
Rs.350
Rs.400
Rs.450
Rs.520
A man gains 10% by selling a certain article for a certain price. If he sells it at double the price then the profit made is:
120%
60%
100%
80%
A house costs C rupees. Latter it was sold for a profit of 25%. What is the capital gains tax if it is 50% of the profit?
C/24
C/8
C/4
C/2
How much water must be added to 100 cc of 80% solution of boric acid to reduce it to a 50% solution?
30
40
50
60
A salesman average Rs.240 during a normal 40-hour week. During a sale, his rates are increased by 50%. What is his commission if he puts in 60 hours during the sale?
390
540
600
640
A machine is sold at a profit of 10%. Had it been sold for Rs.40 less, there would have been a loss of 10%. What was the cost price?
175
200
225
250
I derive an annual income of Rs.688.25 from Rs.10000 invested partly at 8% per annum and partly at 5% per annum simple interest. How much of my money is invested at 5%?
Rs.3,725
Rs.4,225
Rs.4,800
Rs.5,000
An inspector rejects 0.08% of the meters as defective. How many will he examine to reject 2?
200
250
2500
3000
The sale price of an article including the sale tax is Rs. 616. The rate of sale tax is 10%. If the shopkeeper has made a profit if 12%,then the cost price of the article is:
Rs.500
Rs.515
Rs.550
Rs.600
After having spent 35% of the money on machinery, 40% on raw material and 10% on staff, a person is left with Rs.60,000. The total amount of money spent on machinery and raw material is:
Rs.1,76,000
Rs.1,70,000
Rs. 3,00,000
Rs.3,40,000
Ravi sells an article at a gain of 12 ½%. If he had sold it at Rs.22.50 more, he would have gained 25%. The cost price of the article is:
Rs.162
Rs.140
Rs.196
Rs.180
If selling price is doubled, the profit triples. Find the profit per cent.
66 2/3
100
105 1/3
120
If 50% of the 2 : 3 solution of milk and water is replaced with water, then the concentration of the solution is reduced by:
25%
33.33%
50%
75%
If the difference between the simple and the compound interests on same principal amount at 20% for 3 years is Rs.48, then the principal amount must be:
Rs.650
Rs.600
Rs.375
Rs.400
Vishal goes to a shop to buy a radio costing Rs. 2568. the rate of sale tax is 7%. He tells the shopkeeper to reduce the price of the radio to such an extent that he has to pay rs.2568, inclusive of sales tax. Find the reduction needed in the price of the radio.
Rs.179.76
Rs.170
Rs.168
Rs.169
Sunder purchased an office bag with a price tag of Rs.600 in a sale where 25% discount was being offered on the tag price. He was given a further discount of 10% on the amount arrived at after usual 25% discount. What was the final amount paid by sunder
Rs.210
Rs.540
Rs.405
Rs.450
A bought 4 bottle of beer and B bought one bottle of lager, lager per bottle costing twice that of the beer. C bought nothing but paid Rs.50, for his share of the drink which they mixed together and shared equally. If C’s Rs.50 covered his share, then what is the cost of the lager?
50
75
30
46
If A’s salary is 25% higher than B’s salary, then how much per cent is B’s salary lower than A’s?
15%
20%
25%
33 1/3 %
The difference between the simple interest and the compound interest compounded annually at the rate of 12% per annum on Rs.5000 for two years will be :
Rs.17.50
Rs.36
Rs.45
Rs.72
A reduction of 20% in the price of sugar enables a purchaser to obtain 2 ½ kg more for Rs. 160. Find the original price per kg of sugar.
Rs.12
Rs.15
Rs.16
Rs.18
Successive discounts of 20% and 15% are equivalent to a single discount of:
35%
32%
17.5%
17%
Two equal sums of money were invested, one at 4 % and the other at 4 ½ . At the end of 7 years, the simple interest received from the former by Rs. 31.50. Each sum was:
Rs.1000
Rs.500
Rs.750
Rs.900
If the cost of 12 pencils is equal to the selling price of 10 pencils, the profit per cent in the transaction is:
16 2/3 %
18%
20%
25%
Two motor cars were sold for Rs.9,900 each, gaining 10% on one and losing 10% on the other. The gain or loss per cent in the whole transaction is:
Neither loss no gain
1% gain
100/99 % profit
1% loss
A manufacturer offers a 20% rebate on the marked price of a product. The retailer offers another 30% rebate on the reduced price. The two reduction are equal to single reduction of:
50%
44%
46%
40%
The retail price of a water geyser is Rs. 1265. If the manufacturer gain 10%, the wholesale dealer gains 15% and the retailer gains 25% then the cost of the product is:
Rs.800
Rs.900
Rs.700
Rs.600
The population of a variety of tiny bush in an experimental field increased by 10% in the first year, increased by 8% in the second year but decreased by 10% in the third year. If the present number of bushes in the experimental field is 26730, then the number of variety of bushes in the beginning was:
35000
27000
25000
36000
Shatabdi Express has a capacity of 500 seats of which 10% are in the Executive class and the rest being chair cars. During one journey, the train was booked to 85% of its capacity. If Executive class was booked to 96% of its capacity then how many chair car seats were empty during that journey?
75
73
71
None of these
By selling 33 meters of cloth, a shopkeeper gains the price of 11 meters of cloth. His gain per cent is:
7%
50%
20%
22%
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The current test focuses on the Percentage related questions of Mathematics. Primarily focusing on the Profit and Loss with SI and CI

Discussion

Now only 220rs ...20%discount what the real price

26 days 15 hours 38 minutes ago

a dishonest businessman makes a profit of 10% both on buying and selling of a commodity.If his profit is tk 1050.what is the cost of the commodity?

49 days 8 hours 5 minutes ago

if selling price of 16 books is equal to the cost price of 20 books what is the profit percent

91 days 21 hours 11 minutes ago

Have a question or a shopkeeper earn a profit of rupee one by selling one pen and incurs a loss 40 Paisa per pencil bu selling pencils of her old stock . in a particular month she incurs a loss of rupees 5. in this period she sold 45 pen. how many pencils did she sells in this period ?
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126 days 13 hours 48 minutes ago

a radio which a dealer bought for \$6,000 and marked to give a profit of 30% was reduced in sales by 10%. find the sales price and the percentage profit

167 days 17 hours 16 minutes ago

if 5% more is earned by selling it for rupees350 by selling it for 340 , the cost of the article is

183 days 8 hours ago

a property dealer bought an old flat for rs 8,65,000.he spent rs 1,35,000 on repairs and painting.he sold it for rs 14,50,000.find his gain percent

217 days 21 hours 38 minutes ago

When an article was sold for 14 naira, the profit was 40 %. What would have been the percentage profit if it was sold for 16 naira?

266 days 10 hours 46 minutes ago

The price of a TV costing 19,000 was increased by 15% and then decreased by 12% by the year end. What is the increase/decrease in percentage?
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268 days 11 hours 55 minutes ago

my ans-560
other- 370.

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